Turner wins Notts prize
Nottinghamshire have signed opening batsman Karl Turner on a one-year contract after he impressed on trial this summer.
Turner, who turns 24 next month, scored just 227 runs at an average of 25.22 in Nottinghamshire’s final five LV= County Championship matches of the season, in addition to making one Clydesdale Bank 40 appearance.
However, he reserved his two highest scores - 64 and 42 - for the last game, against Sussex at Trent Bridge, showing enough to earn a permanent deal at Trent Bridge.
“Karl showed some promise last season and we feel that he is a player who could develop given an opportunity,” said Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell.
“We see him as an opener in four-day cricket and feel that he has the potential to make an impression.”
Turner, a left-handed batsman, has had spells in the Durham and Hampshire second XI and played for Hampshire against Leeds/Bradford MCCU at the start of the summer.
He spent much of the rest of the season in the Notts second XI, most notably scoring 185 against MCC Universities in July.